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William Christopher Bowen
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1834
Death: Sep. 15, 1923

Carlisle News
Friday, September 21, 1923
Page 2

Wm. C. Bowen Succumbs.

William C. Bowen, aged 88 years, a well known and highly respected citizen of Haddon township, died at the home of his son, John Bowen, north of Carlisle Saturday, his death being caused by diseases incident to old age. The deceased has made his home with his son, John for a number of years.

Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday afternoon by George Wolfe, of Oaktown, and interment was made in the Indian Prairie cemetery.

The following obituary was read at the services:

William Christopher Bowen was born in Kentucky October 8, 1834, the eldest son of Andrew and Elizabeth Bowen. His parents moved to Indiana and settled on the Haddon farm near Carlisle when he was about six months of age. Indiana has been his home since that early date.

He was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Risley on December 24, 1863. To this union were born six children, four sons and two daughters, Frank, Elliott, Eva, James, Rosa, and John. Mrs. Bowen had brought to her new home one daughter, Ida May, by a former marriage. Six of the family survive him.

First the mother was called to her Long Home on January 22, 1911. The eldest son died in February, 1918. The father is now called, the third of the family to pass to his reward. Only three deaths in a family of nine in sixty years. Besides those already mentioned 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren remain to mourn his loss.

All that knew him will long remember him as a pious, God fearing man. He united with the Christian church at 57 years ago and remained true to the Master until death. As a school teacher he ranks as one of the pioneers of Indiana having taught in Knox and Sullivan counties for 36 years, retiring from active school work some years ago on account of old age.
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  Daniel Franklin Bowen (1864 - 1918)*
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Indian Prairie Baptist Church Cemetery
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
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